Friday, January 15, 2021

Franklin Graham Is No Holy Political Prophet

The Rev. Franklin Graham, who vouches for the good character of President Donald Trump, does not have such a high opinion of those who would remove Trump from office. In a statement, Graham compared the ten Republican congressmen who voted for impeachment to Judas Iscariot. "But the House Democrats impeached him because they hate him and want to do as much damage as they can," Graham wrote. "And these ten, from his own party, joined in the feeding frenzy. It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal."
This is not long after Graham actually encouraged challenging the counting of Electoral Votes from those states being contested by Trump and said on the morning of the riot at the Capitol that he had "no clue" if the election is over. For a supposed man of God, the "thirty pieces of silver" comment is not just a cliché. It's comparing the persecution of Christ to the workings of a secular government attempting remove a president for encouraging seditious violence. Instead of "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's," Graham has substituted Caesar for God, and he is definitely on Caesar's side.